Culture The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time  

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List Rules Vote up your favorite animated series that have aired on PBS.

This list contains information about the best PBS cartoons, ranked by your votes. Over the years, PBS has aired a variety of cartoons that have educated us and pulled at our heart strings. Because of our nostalgic love for PBS animations, this list contains funny PBS cartoons that you can vote on! Side note: some of these cartoons are currently broadcast on PBS while others aired in the past.

Obviously, Arthur made the cut for this best PBS cartoons list. That furry little aardvark Arthur just might be one of the best PBS shows of all time. It was created by Marc Brown and first aired in 1996 and get this... it's still running today! Thomas & Friends, The Magic School Bus, Clifford the Big Red Dog, Martha SpeaksDinosaur Train... there are so many classic shows found in this list that were a huge part of American youth.

So where does your favorite PBS show fall on this list? Be sure to vote it to the top and share your thoughts in the comments section!
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1
1,219 160
Arthur is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
1996
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2
1,004 157
The Magic School Bus is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
3
872 168
Clifford the Big Red Dog is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
amna-kidd-majors added 2000
4
740 229
Curious George is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added 2006
Curious George is about a money who likes to explore and get into trouble.
5
809 199
The Berenstain Bears is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
6
863 216
Dragon Tales is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
7
581 123
Mister Rogers' Neighborhood is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added 1968
8
552 101
Sesame Street is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added 1969
9
468 140
Reading Rainbow is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added 1983
10
538 218
Cyberchase is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
armedandpsycho added 2002
11
511 293
Thomas the Tank Engine & Frien... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
12
506 257
Bob the Builder is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
13
433 192
Between the Lions is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
14
565 237
Clifford's Puppy Days is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
15
436 118
Zoboomafoo is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added 1999
16
446 98
Bill Nye the Science Guy is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added 1993
17
415 286
WordGirl is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
2007
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18
396 178
Fetch! with Ruff Ruffman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
armedandpsycho added 2006
19
460 237
Wild Kratts is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
2011
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20
385 253
Dinosaur Train is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
2009
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21
467 252
Martha Speaks is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
2008
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22
379 279
Sid the Science Kid is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
23
362 121
Rolie Polie Olie is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added 1998
24
473 238
Maya & Miguel is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
25
372 149
Barney & Friends is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best PBS Cartoons of All Time
RachelMacDonald added 1992